March 9, 2015
Hey Family and Friends,
Mission has been great this week!! J Love you guys! We had some crazy experiences! So one of our progressing investigators that disappeared showed up at Church! His name is James and he was visiting his mother who had passed away. He let us know he is ready for baptism and is so stoked. So hopefully he will be baptized this month! And then we had one of our investigators, Hope--the one who is fair in complexion and BEAUTIFUL, come to Church and we hope everything will go well so she can be baptized this coming Sunday. Hopefully!! She is going to South Africa so we had to move her baptism date up. I am so stoked for her. She is so sweet and well educated! We also had the chance to take two prospective missionaries shopping for some things for their missions. One is headed to TEMPLE SQUARE so keep your eyes out for someone from Malawi and the other is Priscilla who is headed to Uganda.
This week, I’ve been studying about when Jesus referred to himself as the “bread of life”. We were asked to study this for our Mission Leaders Conference (MLC), which happened over Skype. It was really cool. President Erickson taught us to focus on doing what is right even when the pressure or the people aren’t doing what is right. As I studied, I was reminded that if we partake of “the bread of life” daily, we shall never be hungry. We learn that manna only worked on certain conditions--it had to be gathered in the morning before the sun came up. Jesus Christ compared himself to manna. We need to partake of Him and we need to be prepared so when the sun or when the trials come we can endure them well.
I also enjoyed studying this week 1st Nephi, chapter 7. I love verse 11 and the need we have to remember to trust the Lord in all we do, to remember his hand in our life and the joy and blessings that come when we do what God asks us to do. WE NEED TO BE GRATEFUL AND NOTICE THE BLESSINGS OF THE GOSPEL in our lives.
I love being a missionary and even though it’s a bummer we have to be in by six each night when everyone is finally home to teach, I love the chance I have to study the Gospel!
Love you!Sister Falco